Things are different in Texas. Almost everything is different in Texas. We’ve seen the antler light fixture. It’s really not easy to go in with the realtor and take pictures of all the funny things we see on the walls and floors and fence posts and above the thresholds. The funny thing is that the things that cracked us up a month or so ago . . we’re starting to like. When we come home and we have pictures on the wall and rugs that are rugs and not some kind of animal hide on the floor and there’s no cow skull over our door . . I kinda feel like we’re missing something.
The house that I’m not going to mention has two deer heads hanging on the wall. Vince isn’t a hunter, and even if he were, we would probably never pay to have those heads done (whatever “done” means), so we asked the realtor if they might leave those. How can you have a house in Texas without a deer head or two?
They also have a cow skin rug on the floor in the family room. I noticed it but didn’t say anything. I figured Vince would think it was kinda weird. We were talking about where we’ll put our furniture in the room and Vince said “do you think they would leave that cow skin rug?” I’m kinda feeling like we should just say “can we have everything that’s in the house right now?” but we won’t say that so we went looking for our own cow skin rug, which we found. Something I just never thought about . . how many colors of cows are there? We didn’t have to decide on one yet . . but we were surprised at the choices.
Things we found in the Texas store that were kinda funny:
Check out the flowers for the eyes! I didn’t like it but Vince did!
We need bedroom furniture. Vince liked this. I did not! More critter of some kind on there.
I think I’ve figured out why people never leave Texas . . the furniture and decorator items you buy while in Texas are inappropriate for any other place you might live . . except Texas.
The biggest question I have running through my mind right now . . what will I do with all the decorator items I already have? My nice prints from my favorite Louisiana artist? The W. F. Norman (from Nevada) framed tin? The candle sticks that do not have armadillos on them? The salt and pepper shakers that aren’t shaped like cowboy boots? The paper towel holder without a Texas star on top? Idea: Maybe I’ll go back to MO!